Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, Madonna, Kanye West, others said to join Stevie Wonder's Florida boycott
Jul 23 (TheWrap.com) - Madonna, Usher, Pattie Labelle, Kanye West, Jay Z, the Rolling Stones, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Alicia Keys and Will.i.am are among 20 musical acts said to be joining Stevie Wonder's boycott of the state of Florida.
April Ryan of AprilDRyan.com reported the list of artists supporting a change to the Stand Stand Your Ground Law, in the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict. Ryan cited individuals close to Wonder's camp.
Some of the artists listed have already canceled concerts in the Sunshine State after recent events, Ryan said.
TheWrap has reached out to the aforementioned specific artists reps to confirm involvement in the boycott. Attempts for confirmation or denial were not immediately returned.
UPDATE: A local news outlet in Florida cites an executive affiliated with the "Legends of the Summer" tour who says the Justin Timberlake and Jay Z concert planned for August 16 at Sun Life stadium will go on.
A representative for the Rolling Stones told Mother Jones that no one associated with the band had knowledge of the boycott list. The same rep has yet to reply to TheWrap's inquiries.
"I decided today that until the Stand Your Ground law is abolished in Florida, I will never perform there again," Wonder announced at a concert earlier this month. "As a matter of fact, wherever I find that law exists, I will not perform in that state or in that part of the world."
Roughly 30 states have some version of the controversial law.